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Antigone

Arizona | Member Since 2014

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  • Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Michio Kaku
    • Narrated By Feodor Chin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (864)
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    (581)
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    (579)

    In Physics of the Future, Michio Kaku—the New York Times best-selling author of Physics of the Impossible—gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over 300 of the world’s top scientists who are already inventing the future in their labs. The result is the most authoritative and scientifically accurate description of revolutionary developments taking place....

    Gordon Lamb says: "Interesting Content, Irritating Reader"
    "Even just afew years later, the future is here."
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    I like Prof Kaku and enjoyed his TV show. This book though was probably much more relevant when it came out. Already, the technology of the next 100 years is here. I would probably not recommend this simply because of that. There were several parts where I had to remind myself that he wasn't being a dullard - his predictions just came true far ahead of when he was expecting them.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • First Test: Book 1 of the Protector of the Small Quartet

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Tamora Pierce
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (376)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (224)

    In the medieval and fantastic realm of Tortall, Keladry of Mindelan (known as Kel) is the first girl to take advantage of the decree that permits females to train for knighthood. Up against the traditional hazing of pages and a grueling schedule, Kel faces only one real roadblock: Lord Wyldon, the training master of pages and squires. He is absolutely against girls becoming knights. But Kel is not a girl to underestimate.

    Karen says: "Loved it"
    "Amazing Book!"
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    A lovable yet strong protagonist, a serious plot dealing with modern day sexism, and a more-than-decent narrator. What more could you want?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sea of Stars: The Kricket Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Amy A. Bartol
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (164)

    Eighteen-year-old Kricket Hollowell was looking for her place in the world when she discovered that the universe was bigger - and more dangerous - than she had ever dreamed. Now, whisked across space to the planet Ethar, Kricket learns that her genetic ability to see the future makes her a sought-after commodity...and the catalyst for war between her star-crossed parents' clans.

    Amazon Customer says: "Love the sarcasm!"
    "A Wonderful Story"
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    This book is simply stunning. A strong yet human antagonist, a voice which I could swear I would recognize anywhere by now, and a thrilling story, just the right mix of romance, adventure, and sci-fi. Warranting a five-star rating and a round of applause, Amy Bartrol's second Kricket book did not disappoint after the high expectations set by its prequel. The narrator was wonderful, giving Kricket even more of a voice and character. I have a funny feeling that this will not be the only comment full of adamant praise for this book, and look forward to reading the opinions of others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25198)
    Performance
    (23126)
    Story
    (23133)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Macgyver on Mars"
    "Save Mark Watney! Watch the Watney Report."
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    No spoilers here. My 8yr old, husband and I - who rarely agree on books - were all transfixed listening to this book. I have to note though that there are lots and lots of f-bombs so share with YOUR kids as you see fit. But the story had little else that could be objectionable to a younger set. I was very interested in the science, which has been said to be very accurate, and when I couldn't follow along it still went quickly. If I had been reading, rather than listening, I would have skimmed it all and I am glad I listened because it was interesting and enlightening and I needed that push to pay attention to it. Again, the 8 yr old liked the science and did not suffer too much when it was on. But the science was one of the reasons I bought the book. The story moves quickly , has interesting characters, is fiction set on Mars but isn't really 'science fiction' as I have always thought of it. Just futuristic.

    The reader was AMAZING. He did a great job and I have ask publishers - PLEASE HIRE THIS GUY! He is meant for this job. He should win a Grammy. Seriously - how do I nominate him?

    Mark was funny and smart and kind. He is a great hero figure. I am impressed with his sense of humor. I would love to read more about the crew and Ares. I can only hope that Weir is working hard on other similar works.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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